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Why Continuous Integration is like Broccoli

January 26, 2017 — Posted by Steve Thomas

I think Continuous Integration is the 'Broccoli' of the Agile world… everyone knows it is good for them but few want to really consume it.  

Continuous Integration is one of the most valuable practices in the agile development universe! Despite that, it is quickly clear in most shops "doing agile" that no one there really wants to implement Continuous Integration (CI). Why not? What forces are causing so many to turn away from this Agile 'superfood' practice that yields so many benefits?  

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Separation of Concerns

January 24, 2017 — Posted by Ken Pugh

One way to transform code into more maintainable code is to separate concerns into different modules.  There is usually a question of when this should be done and how to do it.  I use testability as one determining factor of how to perform the separation.  Let’s start with an example:

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Here’s code from some production code that has been de-identified.   The method receives a response from a service and performs logging, throwing an exception, or both.   

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Why You Need to Begin Agile at the Program and Not The Team

January 22, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I talk to many people who have spent a lot of money and time on training their teams in Agile (typically Scrum) only after a year or so seeing little results.  They say that although their teams are following Agile practices but getting things out the door hasn’t improved dramatically.  This is not the fault of Scrum, but rather the fact that the bottom up approach for transition is flawed.

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Design Patterns Thinking and Architecture at Scale

January 21, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I am doing a talk at the Agile Technical Conference called Design Patterns and Architecture at Scale.  It is about the relationship between Design Patterns thinking and architecture at scale.  I thought the basis of the talk would be of interest.

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Manual Test Automation - Part 1

January 18, 2017 — Posted by Maurizio Mancini

This 3 part blog post and the title for it is inspired by a colleague who is currently living the manual test automation nightmare on an engagement. He reminded me how common a pattern it is and one that I have seen way too often over various engagements. Based on recent engagements and stories I hear from other colleagues in the industry, it is clear that it will be a trend that will continue for some time to come.

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Al Shalloway
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